Analyzing your companies Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats to prioritize what you need to work on.
Do you regularly set goals for your business? There is much research recognizing that if you set and track business goals, you are much more likely to meet or even beat those goals. Success comes with goal setting, establishing sales and operational forecasts and then using that info to make timely decisions and to take [...]
Event season is upon us. Some for fun, some for education, some for showing off. Will you attend an upcoming event, conference, or tradeshow as a participant or as a vendor or sponsor? Then you need a plan. Events cost you time and money. If you want a return on those investments (ROI), don’t just [...]
It’s always a challenge to have too much produce remaining after an abundant harvest, or goods leftover after the summer markets. Always on a tight budget, what are the best ways to get the word out, so you can sell it? Here are some ideas to help you move that product. Some things you may [...]
The Ministry of Agriculture has released some new funding programs through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agrifood sector. It's a perfect time of year to get started on some of these applications. But you should move fast and apply for [...]
For small farm, food, and drink businesses, Summers tend to be a full marathon of activity. Small business owners have all-hands on deck and maintain long hours and days just to keep up. There's little time to think, and only time to do, to grow, make, and sell. In our experience, there are 2 starts [...]